Landesgeschichtliches Informationssystem Hessen

Hessian Regional History Information System (LAGIS)


The Hessian Information System on Regional History (the German acronym is LAGIS) is a digital information portal created by the Hessian Institute for Regional History (Hessisches Institut für Landesgeschichte) in Marburg. It aims to provide historically accurate information on the history and geography of Hesse to a broad readership with a variety of possible questions and informational needs. To that end we provide digital texts, maps and images that were prepared by the State Office for Regional History of Hesse or our partners.

The Information System on Regional History consists of several project-based modules. A description of the aims, the setup and progress of the individual projects can be found in the respective project descriptions. The modules and the information system in its entirety are continuously being updated and expanded. Although we do our best to keep the information found in LAGIS as accurate as possible, we have to disclaim any liabilities.

The Information System on Regional History is currently being updated to a revised version that will offer enhanced possibilities for editing, research and presentation. The revision of individual modules into the new version will take several months. In the meantime you will be automatically forwarded to the current position of every module.

The information on this portal is available free of charge for all users and can be accessed without prior registration. We recommend users of version 2 to register by using their e-mail address and a personal password in order to take the most advantage of the enhanced possibilities of the new system (such as opening a personalized folders or the possibility to post comments on individual modules). All personal data is going to be treated with strict confidentiality and will never be shared with any third party. Registered LAGIS users are able to use their account long-term. Account will be deactivated, however, two years after the last log-in and personalized folders one year after the last log-in. In order to keep our system as well adjust to the needs of our users as possible, we would like to ask you to provide us voluntarily with some personal information that will be evaluated strictly anonymous.

With best regards,

The LAGIS team